Veterinary Surgeon - 1 Year Maternity Contract

Dover, Kent
Package of up to £60,000 per annum (depending on experience)
05 Jun 2022
05 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

The role:

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our small animal, exotic, and zoo team at Medivet Dover (Burnham House)!

This role is currently a 1 year maternity cover contract 

Medivet Dover also has excellent facilities, a brilliant nursing staff, and a friendly and supportive team. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to consolidate their skills in domestic species, whilst expanding their knowledge of our more unusual patients.

This role will be based at Dover, plus a shared consult rota at our smaller branches which are a mere 10-15 minutes away from the main practice.

The successful candidate will work 40 hours a week over 4 days, plus a 1 in 5 weekends on-call rota. An interest in exotic animals is useful, but the experience is not essential as we are happy to teach!

Salary & Benefits:

A very competitive package of up to £60,000 per annum (depending on experience), which includes accommodation allowance and a vehicle or vehicle allowance

You will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including:

  • - 5 weeks' annual leave 
  • - 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after every 5 years of service)
  • - Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay 
  • - CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave per annum (FTE)
  • - RCVS, BVA, and VDS fees paid 
  • - Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle 
  • - Accommodation allowance 
  • - Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
  • - Access to a wide range of discounts for days out, high street, and on holidays. 
  • - 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • - 1-day' Pet'ernity Leave 
  • - Certificate funding 

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 40 miles from your current home address. 

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.


Our Dover practice has a wide range of diagnostic, surgical, and post-operative services and facilities including ultrasound, orthopaedics, and physiotherapy.

With a friendly and experienced team

They also have full indoor and outdoor hospitalisation facilities for all exotic species including vivaria, incubators, aviaries, and isolation facilities; as well as accommodation for aquatic species. Many of our vets and nurses are qualified in exotic animal care. Our vet Jeremy has worked with exotic species for over 25 years and is a member of the British Zoological Society (VBS) and the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

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